Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek on ‘TOUGH’ moment he shocked mother with career bombshell

Malek is now a global superstar after starring in the TV series Mr Robot and winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. But shortly before taking to the Academy Awards last weekend, he explained how his mother had initially hoped he would pursue something like medicine or the law. Safe […]

The Walking Dead Recap: Scary Tales — Plus, Alpha, From Mother to Monster

“Some people ain’t meant to be parents,” Daryl opined in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. And once we’d heard Lydia’s stories about her mother — and these were just the chilling tip of the iceberg — there could be no doubt that the she-beast who called herself Alpha was one of those people. How bad […]

'My child's health is paramount': Gabrielle Daleman's mother on her daughter's mental health battle

In my mind, Canadian figure skater Gabby Daleman is a tiger. I told Gabby's mother Rhonda that her daughter's fierceness as a competitor sets her apart. Rhonda chuckled at my comment. "I call her a tiger too. She was born in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar," she said. "I always say to people that she […]

The perfect delivery: Being a mother and full-time curler not always easy

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. —Saskatchewan curler Joan McCusker could have never prepared for the guilt she would feel trying to balance the roles of new mother and elite-level curler. It was 1993 and the Sandra Schmirler rink was about to win its first Scotties championship. McCusker played second for the team, all while trying to be […]

Levi Bellfield's victim's mother refuses to watch TV drama on murders

Ute McDonnell, whose daughter Marsha was murdered by Bellfield, will ensure her TV is off when Manhunt begins. She has spent years trying to overcome the horror of her daughter’s death at the hands of Bellfield, who also killed Milly Dowler, 13, and French student Amelie Delagrange, 22. Now she fears the TV reconstruction of one […]

The mother of an 8-year-old migrant boy who died in Border Patrol custody says he wasn’t sick on his journey to the US

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Catarina Alonzo, the mother of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, said her son wasn’t ill on his journey to the United States. Felipe is the second child to die this month in Border Patrol custody. His mother’s comments contradicted President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday, which said the two children were […]

Two Scandinavian backpackers hacked to death in Morocco, mother spammed with gruesome images

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were both stabbed to death and one was beheaded on camera. Footage of the appalling attack has been posted to one of their mother’s Facebook. Friends and family have urged people not to view the video which has been shared across social media. […]